Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Ever had something for a while before you realised what it can do?

The other day I was driving my car and I noticed a number in the top corner of one of my display screens....anyway after wondering what it was I realised that it was the number showing what gear I was in. Not only that, it then showed me what gear I should be in when I needed to change it!

Now I got my Car in October and this has been staring me in the face for the last few months, however, I have only just noticed it!

This is not really a surprise as when I had my last GPS watch I had it for well over a year before I realised I could see how many calories I had burned on a run!

When it comes to technology I am impatient, I just want something to work. I cant be bothered with the hassle of setting everything up, I just want the end product.

The same can be said about exercise - we often don't realise what our bodies can do, or we are impatient and want the end result without putting the effort in!

Our bodies are robust and are designed to move! I often have people say to me that they can't do bootcamp as they aren't fit enough..........the benefit of the sessions are that you can work at your own pace, not many people start exercise sessions with their fitness at the full potential! Also you have to be patient, you don't get results after one session and there is no quick fix!

Being consistent, being open to trying something new and realistic when it comes to timescales of results is what will inevitably bring results.

When it comes to my impatient with technology I let the experts sort it out.....the same can be done for exercise!

Click here to unlock your bodies potential
Click here to be consistent with healthy eating
Andrea (need to be less impatient when it comes to technology) Springthorpe
07949 959 547


Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Well done for getting through the 'bluest' Monday!

So apparently yesterday was the 'bluest' Monday of the year! Something with stems from data collected in 2005 from a Travel company (according to wikipedia!)

Does this media promotion automatically make everyone miserable, or give them an excuse to be miserable? My 'blue' Monday wasn't that bad, every day is what you make it! Most people look at January as a time which is, cold, dark, we are skint and bloated after Christmas. Or you can look at it another way, you can use it as an excuse to have an early night and a decent nights sleep, save some money, you can plan for the year ahead and you can focus your time on getting rid of the Christmas bloat! (or in my case decorate your house lol)

When I was at University we studied the benefits of exercise on depression and exercise is the most underutilised antidepressant. Exercise can boost your mood and make you feel so much better both physically and mentally......something which people don't use enough! I know myself how exercise improves my mood, in fact I get a lot of my inspiration for work when I am exercising.

The mental health benefits of exercise are just as important as the physical benefits. So if you want to make the start to your year a little less miserable then click one of the links below!

Click here to improve your mood
Click here to decrease the Christmas bloat
Andrea (on a decorating mission) Springthorpe
07949 959 547

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Back at it in 2019

Hi Guys,

Not sure if it is too late to wish you all a Happy New Year!? However I will wish it to you all anyway as this is my first blog of 2019!

Now last week should have been my first blog of 2019 as that is when I was back at work. However, probably like most of you my body was in shock at being back at work and back in a routine! As much as it was a bit of a shock I was glad to get back into a routine, get back to training and to eating healthy meals again.

Week two and it feels like Christmas has never happened! No more not knowing what day it as and eating chocolate orange instead of a meal!

Now I tend to have two complete rest periods a year, one over the summer and the other over Christmas. I dipped in and out of exercise over Christmas with the odd run and interval circuit at the gym, but in the main I used this time to give my body a rest. Now to my complete surprise I became injured over the Christmas period (not sure how the hell this happened!). The only other thing I did other than that mentioned above was dance around in high heels. Not sure this was the reason though as it wasn't like I did break dancing.

Now my pain was in my glute and top of my hamstring and the pain was worse when I wasn't doing anything......now the thing I did the most of over Christmas was nothing and sleep. I sat down more than usual and laid in bed longer than usual. This is the only thing I could think of, it was like my body was telling me to move!

As I have got back into my training my pain has subsided! I admit that I feel like the rest of my body has been in a tumble dryer after having two weeks off, but there is some sort of pleasure in aching so much!?

It is so hard to build fitness up and so easy to loose it.

Now if you have had some time out of fitness, whether that is just over the Christmas period or for longer, it is not too late to start a new regime. Yes it will make you ache and it will feel hard at first, however, the positive benefits out weigh the short term aches.

Our bodies are designed to move, so why not click one of the links below to get your 2019 off to a great start.

Click here to get your body moving
Click here to avoid a chocolate orange breakfast
Andrea (glad to be back to a routine) Springthorpe
07949 959 547